Minnesota Twins' Chris Parmelee and San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera watch Parmelee's sacrifice fly to left field that brought in Joe Mauer from third with the game's first run, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Sa
Lenny Ignelzi
May 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Minnesota Twins catcher-turned-first baseman Joe Mauer has some advice for Giants All-Star Buster Posey: play catcher as long as you can, and enjoy doing it.

Minnesota is making a rare visit to San Francisco this week for an interleague series that began Friday night, giving fans an even rarer opportunity to see two of the greatest hitting catchers of their generation play against each other, with one major twist: neither started at catcher in the opener.

Mauer moved to first base this year after a concussion last August ended his season. Posey is planning to catch for the Giants for the foreseeable future but has spent some time at first base the past couple years to rest his body during the season.

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